Understanding Computation

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PDF Page 11
United States

Great book! There are hardly any errors in it, which I appreciate. I did find one minor issue when I went back to the "Just Enough Ruby" section just now. Page 11 describes behavior for map and flat_map that unfortunately no longer works because the "chars" method now returns an Enumerable, which has a different to_s and inspect. To get your output, one would have to change the commands or override to_s or inspect. Examples in 1.9.3: irb(main):008:0> ['one', 'two', 'three'].map(&:chars) => [#<Enumerator: "one":chars>, #<Enumerator: "two":chars>, #<Enumerator: "three":chars>] irb(main):005:0> ['one', 'two', 'three'].map(&:chars).map(&:to_a) => [["o", "n", "e"], ["t", "w", "o"], ["t", "h", "r", "e", "e"]] irb(main):009:0> ['one', 'two', 'three'].flat_map(&:chars) => [#<Enumerator: "one":chars>, #<Enumerator: "two":chars>, #<Enumerator: "three":chars>] irb(main):010:0> ['one', 'two', 'three'].map(&:chars).flat_map(&:to_a) => ["o", "n", "e", "t", "w", "o", "t", "h", "r", "e", "e"]

Stephen Dewey  Dec 22, 2013 
Printed Page 32
First paragraph

Hi Tom, Awesome book! Required reading for everyone on my dev. team. I think Object.send(:remove_const, :Machine) can be avoided by Machine = Struct.new(...) do ... end Is there a reason why the book uses class Machine < Struct.new(...) Thanks, Rohit

Rohit Namjoshi  Aug 31, 2013